Griekenland: Vice -president Griekse Kankerbestrijding mengt zich in het Interphone debat.

dinsdag, 04 augustus 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

In het debat over de interpretatie van de epidemiologische studies in het kader van het Interphone project heeft de Vice-President van de Griekse Vereniging voor Kankerbestrijding Dr. Stelios A Zinelis . zich publiekelijk uitgesproken voor toepassing van het voorzorgsbeginsel.

Zie onderstaande passage van de discussie op EMFacts:

From Stelios A Zinelis MD, the Hellenic Cancer Society. Replying to
message #1100: How reliable is the epidemiological evidence on mobile
phones and cancer?

With a great interest I read that “…Auvinen admitted …more of
the case-control studies will not improve the situation … and will
be waist of time and money”. Also you “…do agree with Auvinen s
position.” Furthermore, “…health-related conclusions(no-risk or
risk) is like “flipping a coin””.
The public would not agree with this approach, since they are exposed
to electromagnetic radiation without their permission and their
knowledge. What good does it do to the individuals who would be
affected with this radiation and in 30-50-100 years measures will be
taking to eliminate this risk?
The past has taught us many lessons for example asbestos. The mining
began in 1879. Nineteen years later was reported about the dust
harmful effects. However, no actions were taking to protect the
public. If a ban was done back in 1965 when the cause for adverse
effects was plausible but unproven only Holland would have avoided
52,000 victims and 30 billion euro in costs for the period 1969-2030
and an estimation of 250,000-400,000 deaths from mesothelioma, lung
cancer and asbestosis will occur the next 35 years in European Union
from the past asbestos exposure.
With the current status of the epidemiology studies: 1) Problems in
design of the Interphone studies, 2) Excluding Hardell s studies and
3) The Danish study-where the criteria of inclusion was if someone
“ever” used phone between the period 1982-1995 and also by
excluding the corporate phone users(most likely heavy users), it is
not possible to resolve the issue and this may have major
consequences in public health.

However, objective, well design, independent epidemiological studies
can contribute information of EMF and biological effects.

Some of the Interphone studies have shown an adverse effect by the
EMF. This is very powerful(with a such design) and along with
Hardell's findings, we should apply immediately the precautionary
principle and minimize the human exposure. We would do more good than

Thank you
Stelios A Zinelis MD
Hellenic Cancer Society
Cefalonia, Greece

De arts Gerald Goldberg voegt hier aan toe:

From Gerald Goldberg, MD:

Dr. Zinnelis,

I admire your heart and inclination. However given the moral
imperatives of the modern world, nothing short of an emf blast would
rouse them to any acts of conscience. The evidence is there, but the
epidemiology tends to be largely ignored. Like the old mythological
image of Cronos who ate his children, little has changed. The
economics of genocide are so deeply entrenched in their consciousness
that this pivotal point is conveniently overlooked. One is dealing
with a cultural moral psychosis. Usually the inability to reach them
is a function of their psychosis. They lack insight and empathy.

Gerald Goldberg, MD

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